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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 23, 2011 5:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-05-01.mtx.seamons.107749.flac16

1 Tuning
2 Alabama Getaway -> 4:54
3 Promised Land 4:45
4 Friend Of The Devil -> 9:38
5 Me And My Uncle -> 3:06
6 Big River 6:34
7 Althea -> 8:38
8 Little Red Rooster 9:46
9 Tennessee Jed -> 8:56
10 Let It Grow -> 10:26
11 Deal 7:34

12 Tuning 2:02
13 Feel Like A Stranger -> 9:48
14 Franklin's Tower -> 11:31
15 Lost Sailor -> 6:14
16 Saint Of Circumstance -> 6:32
17 He's Gone -> 11:48
18 The Other One -> 5:50
19 Drums -> 11:14
20 Space -> 5:52
21 The Wheel -> 5:52
22 Wharf Rat -> 10:25
23 Sugar Magnolia 9:07
24 U.S. Blues

Set list looks like typical early 80's ho-hum fare, but you can't always go by song selection. The first set of this show ranks right up there with the best of this time-frame. If you want to leave your workplace a smoking pile of pureed grey matter, the LIG>Deal closer is a certifiable wrecking ball of concentrated destruction. LIG is Fat Man and Deal is Little Boy. The audience, of course, is Hiroshima and Nagasaki (I realize a reference to one of the most violent and deadly events of the 20th century may be a bit insensitive and am ready to deal with whatever reprimands folks wish to pile on).
I think my favorite part of this show is Phil. He is a rumbling force to be reckoned with throughout this one. If you have a subwoofer handy, this one will shake the fillings out of your teeth.

What else am I thankful for?

My son made it through a couple of tours overseas and came back relatively unscathed
My family is currently happy and healthy
Tom Brady is being Tom Brady (although a little more help on the defensive side of the ball would be appreciated)
The bottle of Laphroaig 18 Y/O Single Malt waiting for me at home
The respite from the pressures and stress of "normal" life that you people and this music offer every day.

I hope all of you folks are able to be with family and or friends tommorrow and take a few moments to appreciate just how lucky we are. Cheers to one and all.


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Poster: truckin52073 Date: Nov 23, 2011 7:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

When discussing the Grateful Dead, I avoid adjectives like "greatest" or "best ever" but I will say that this is hands down my favorite version of Deal. There is a moment there where Jerry holds that bend for seems like forever and Brent lays down some nice counterpoint.

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Poster: Headstrung Date: Nov 23, 2011 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

I'll play...Honerable mention goes to the night before in Nort' Carolina...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-04-30.sbd.miller.91728.flac16

I am also thankful for my wonderful family which includes a wife who is an amazing mother, a happy healthy eight month old daughter, joyous six year old son and my slice of paradise being our new home in rural Santa Cruz County. I am also gainfully employed as social worker whose job is secure thanks to my Union (S.E.I.U.). Also, on a parting note, no more gubanator, we celebrate basking in moonbeams essence on this tofu turkey day partaking in my bountiful harvest of California medicine. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge...you know what I mean.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 23, 2011 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

SDH -

You already know how much I appreciate what your son went through. Thank you - and him - again.

The Leapfrog 18?? - you will have to post some snobby, high falootin' tasting notes when you crack that one. This may be the week I crack my bottle of Lagavulin 16 year old double matured. Clouding things and complicating that decision is the bottle of 1983 Port Ellen.

Pretty much the same sentiments back atcha - (except anything to do with the Patriots...how bout them Cowboys!!)

Seriously, I wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you, yours, and everyone else in here.

Even skies......

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 23, 2011 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

When it comes to high-falooting, snobbish tasing notes, you're looking in the wrong place.

When it comes to booze, my reviews will mostly consist of observances such as:
"Holy shit, that was freakin' amazing!"
or
"Plese shoot me now, anything else will be settling"
or
"I wouldn't share that even if my dying father begged me for a taste"
or
"I now know what rat's piss must taste like"

Never being one for technical breakdowns, I pretty much stick to the initial gut reaction.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 23, 2011 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

That in it's own weird way is about as high falootin' snobby as you can get!!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 23, 2011 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

My bad--I drove off a number of posters, but didn't mean this to get lumped in here, MJ; you have a great thanksgiving...I'll take my lumps elsewhere.

This post was modified by William Tell on 2011-11-24 05:30:43

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Nov 23, 2011 6:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

No, it was your little tag team and the very end, sweet 'ums. Good job! The Poe phrase Tuchman used for Proud Tower is so appropriate here in the decaying forum. (Someone get the high pressure hose out, STAT!)

While from a proud tower in the town (forum)
Death looks gigantically down

And remember, it's beneath your dignity to respond to certain posters. And I, stupid person that I am, thought you would have some integrity and apologize to Ring. What was that about being a 'lady's man'? You can scratch your dangling balls w/ impunity now that almost all the women have left the forum.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 23, 2011 11:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly...

Judge not lest´╗┐ ye be judged. What a beautiful refrain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c_Yg8azAi0

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Nov 25, 2011 5:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

And I am without sin? So only those without sin can speak? Or are you Mt:18:15 call?

Thanks for the clip.

I hope it is true to the posters in my mind. I would love if they stayed away. Actually it's true. I am a leper so perimeter please. It does make me sad to see you put yourself on the list. We had some fun BD. Hopefully again.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 24, 2011 4:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

To live well in spite of injustice is all I am shooting for...

Hey, if I didn't have to use the handicap doohickey, I'd open the door for you, BD; last time I used the handle, I was in bed for two days (no, not cause it was a gal).

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 24, 2011 4:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

I still open doors, and not just for women, and I step aside to let others pass by, but I get mightily annoyed if my courtesy is taken for granted. Just another of my multitudinous character flaws no doubt.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 24, 2011 5:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

Wait a minute, let me get my list...whoops, I think another poster stole it!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 24, 2011 5:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

He's makin' a list
He's checkin' it twice
Gonna find out who's naughty or nice...

Almost season appropriate!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 24, 2011 5:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

You know, there was a time such a post would have released a flood of self-flagellating drivel on my part...I think back on my first few yrs here, and have to laugh at all, really. And now? Well, I suppose I really don't have the patience for it all--or at least my lame attempts to placate everyone, and in my condition, my crankiness just comes through more and more.

I still like to think I am able to meet the majority of posters half way--but I suppose more and more it's half-way to my World-view or forgot it about it.

You, elb, BD and some others should probably be very frightened by that fact, eh? I mean, you really want to align yourself with the likes of a powerless former PM? Hmmm, the similarities to Winnie abound in this web-based farce, come to think of it. Perhaps it's just post Gallipoli, and I have decades to rebuild my image?

Nah--I am a little too tired out for that sort of long haul; post WWII? Only a few short yrs and I can be back on top, right?

;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 24, 2011 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

I guess it can take a little while to establish some sort of 'identity' here - and of course there's every chance that the identity we have here is completely at odds with the identities we roll out for colleagues, family and so on. There's no obligation to set your identity in stone - either here or elsewhere. It's a rare person indeed, I'd venture, who is the 'same' to everyone he or she meets.

Even you and I have had to work towards the, as some would see it, cosy relationship we enjoy today. I'm sure you'll recall how we had to go off-forum to iron out a few differences and misunderstandings in the early days. It proved to be worth making that effort.

After all this time we both now realize that there are always two ways of looking at something - our way and the wrong way.

(Do I have to point out that that's a joke to avoid having humorless overly literal bozos jumping on my head?)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 24, 2011 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

Yeah, I think I worked a bit too hard at pleasing folks, early on, and lets face it, that became a self-reinforcing, feel good approach. On the other hand, I think that most posters hereabouts have a pretty fair sense of what makes me tick, what ticks me off, and so on...It being my first (and only) effort at communication via the web on a regular basis, it did take a while, as you note, to find my voice as it were, for good or bad (some of both, no doubt).

Jeeezz, enough with my self relective blather; in the "real" world I'll have to send along some more of our amazing floral oddities for you to enjoy...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 25, 2011 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

So who is/was your Christine Keeler?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 25, 2011 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

I better not touch that one!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 23, 2011 9:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

Oh good grief; couldn't you just give me a hearty "fuck off" or "blow me"?

I will say this--you do have me beat in the whining department. I didn't think it was possible.

This post was modified by William Tell on 2011-11-24 05:32:28

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 23, 2011 6:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

Finally, something we can all agree on.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 23, 2011 6:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

Again, SDH....
our tastes converge. One of my all time UNDERRATED shows.

a portion from my initial review: (You need this show) mostly b/c you need to hear the crowd reacting to Garcia's insane guitar licks on LET IT GROW>DEAL, BIG RIVER, and the killer push by Phil at the end of ALTHEA (one of the best ever), and just about anything in the First Set. Jerry just wails on every tune in Set 1 and 2 is no slouch either.

As you pointed out in your post here, the set list looks so ordinary, most people pass this show by...their loss. I'd rather hear a "pedestrian" set list played at A++ level--as this is--than a sloppy show filled w/some unexpected numbers thrown in for an eye candy factor. This is also one of the best AUD recordings you'll ever hear.

Thanks for the "thanks" of this show...best to you and yours on Turkey Day--may your son stay safe...and I'd just add to your list "thankful that the Bruins overcame a 3-7 start and are riding a 9-game winning streak heading into Buffalo tonight."

GC

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 23, 2011 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

Can't wait for that B's/Sabres game. Lucic must know the hammer is coming. I haven't been this geeked for a retaliation since Ulf Sammuelson finally had to guts to go back out on the ice to face Cam Neely. It will be ugly early tonight my friends.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 23, 2011 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

Kaleta v. Lucic probably 2 minutes in...

...but you know Shawn Thornton will mix it up w/someone later on...I'm expecting Rask to start tonight...imagine if things really get outta hand & we get a goalie Rask v. Enroth undercard!

(To make this Dead-related how about we put up 5/7/77 Boston Garden's Half-Step>Big River against 5/9/77 Buffalo War Memorial's Help>Slipknot>Franklin's! ;-)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 23, 2011 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

I'd go with Boston garden because of that epic half step. However....throw in that Comes Time from Buffalo and we have a whole new ball game.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 23, 2011 7:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

Screw the Habs!!!!

Go B's!!!

I should have mentione I am also thankful for Versus. At least I get to see a few B's games before the playoffs.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 23, 2011 7:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

I take it you don't live in New England and don't get NESN. I can't stand the play by play/color guys on Versus, but yeah, better than nothing. Don't forget this Friday NBC is showing the home game v. Detroit!

Let's hope the winning streak is still intact...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 23, 2011 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

Yep. Currently enjoying life in my AZ Compound. No NESN. But one huge upside is that when a game IS televised (thanks for the heads-up on the Detroit game), I dont have to stay up to some ungodly hour to watch the whole thing. Getting to watch an entire Monday Night Football game and still be in bed by 9:30 is truly a magical thing.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 23, 2011 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

yeah, i hear that. Here on the east coast I get up at an unholy hour for work and almost any MNF game starting at 8:20pm is out of my reasonable watch-window. Glad the B's start their home night games at 7.

That game Friday btw is a 1pm matinee e.s.t.! Nice opp. to sit and vegetate and let the turkey from day before settle ;-)

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 23, 2011 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

Thanks P., very much appreciate your generous thanks and for your unstinting praise for late '70s, early '80s GD. I am also deeply appreciative of the commitment and sacrifice your son has made, and for his safe return home. Have a splendid and relaxing Thanksgiving, the only (american) holiday, imo, that truly matters. Keep it simple, keep it safe.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 23, 2011 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

Just don't tell that to the Wampanoags.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Nov 23, 2011 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

the wampanoags? is that a gang or club similar to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBIC8JTQMMQ

This post was modified by Arbuthnot on 2011-11-23 20:29:23

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 23, 2011 6:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

That makes three of us--have a good one, and all the rest of you too...

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 23, 2011 6:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

I'm thankful I'm not one of the estimated 48 million turkeys headed for the family table today. (I'm vegetarian) But I'm thankful you drew this show to my attention - really enjoying the 2nd set (mmmm Franklins') And I'm glad for you that your son is home safely.

Happy Thanksgiving, cousins !

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 23, 2011 7:44am
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Aren't we the smarty pants offspring? Or, have we matured enough to be granted that status?

;)

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 23, 2011 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What am I thankful for? Let's start with 05/01/1981

Some are born mature, some achieve maturity, some of us still live on the Island of Lost Boys.

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Poster: HippyGeorge Date: Nov 23, 2011 6:09am
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Right back at ya!